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The Perfect World Meets The Perfect Assassin
400 years into the future, disease has wiped out the majority of the world's population, except one walled city, Bregna, ruled by a congress of scientists. When Æon Flux, the top operative in the underground 'Monican' rebellion, is sent on a mission to kill a government leader, she uncovers a world of secrets.
This is like a film that would be played, on mute, in the background during a party at your weird friend's house while he plays Ministry on a CD-R and some guy named Trevor talks about how he hates his job at Best Buy.
Logan's Run meets Zardoz with Charlize Theron kicking some major butt and somehow it still manages to be boring.
It looks great and has a very interesting premise (it also has a highly unexpected Pete Postlethwaite cameo!) but it's hamstrung by a terrible script, clumsy action editing, appalling techno music (it's an MTV movie! The score's not all bad though), it's too camp in places, the support acting is of the decidedly wooden variety and it has a main character called Trevor.
Sometimes when I'm reviewing a movie I'm resorting on saying that it puts "style over substance". "Aeon Flux" is a movie where that would be very much applicable if it actually had any substance. The story is run-of-the-mill distopian drivel, the acting is suprisingly bland with even Charlize Theron looking like she's reading from a teleprompter and the action is the worst combination of Matrix-style effects with excessive wirework that was possible. Yet I somewhat enjoyed watching it because of Charlize Theron at her sexiest with that dark emo haircut and wearing tight black spandex while doing cartwheels and staring into the distance. I guess what I'm trying to say is 1 star for the art direction and 1,5 stars for beautiful Charlize.
My friend Henry gave this to me, what a wonderful surprise, since like everybody else on the planet I missed it the first time round.
So in 2011 a virus kills everyone apart from some people who now live in some future city of something. A woman catches a bug with her eye lid. This is Aeon Flux, the holder of the Worst Character Name Ever Championship Belt until Cypher Raige came along. So Aeon Flux is all boooo the government are bad and her whole deal is she kills government people. Also she's Charlize Theron and her sister gets killed so she goes out for revenge I guess.
There's surveillance tech which is apparently some all seeing pool of…
Festival is done, back to watching shit.
Moronic action girl versus futuristic totalitarianism nonsense, pepped up for the MTV generation to near-incomprehensiblity. Theron seems bored and who can blame her?
Are we really supposed to go along with the idea that essentially people that want to die are the good guys and people that want to live forever are inherently bad? I think this movie is flawed from top to bottom. There wasn't a single moment of levity, it was just a lot of people fighting or being broody or scrambling up the canvas tentacles of a floating genome lab. It didn't even leave room for the actors to actually act. I got the feeling that everyone was asked to do their best impression of a cyborg.
Finally, I realize this movie is 9 years old now, but can we please stop making futuristic movies in which the technology and styling of the future makes no practical sense.
Stupid and pointless.
A highly stylized action movie set 400 years in our future. Charlize Theron isn't stretched in the acting but looks good in the suit.
This is definitely post Matrix homage but it is done very well. A compelling story with a good twist and a satisfying conclusion. I really like this and was involved the whole way through. It comes down a bit for being over techno jump around speed rampy but it is really good.
I'll be honest here, me watching this late last night on a Showtime station was in error. I saw that this was on and I decided to watch it, as I had remembered long ago seeing a really wacky mid aughts sci-fi film that played in a nightclub-of all places-and without the sound on it just looked bugf*** insane and really colorful. I don't know why I thought it was this movie, and while watching it I realized I was a dumbass and I was of course thinking of Ultraviolet, which I definitely will watch one of these days to see if it's as nonsensical when you can hear the movie too. As I had started this already I figured…
A poor adaption of the series, but an acceptable film in its own right. It does well at telling its story, taking some parts of the crazy plot line(s) from the series and condensing them into a single film thats fairly easy to follow. One criticism I have, which I'm not really sure how to describe, but the characters seemed to be played with a detachment that makes a lot of the conversations a little stifled, sometimes to almost comical extents. Maybe this was deliberate, something to do with the cold, dystopian sort of environment, but I get the feeling it wasn't. In any case, the set and costume designs were pretty good to my eyes, and it was definitely…
The performances and the production are pretty strong though. Sadly, I don't know what it's about because, oh well...
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I forgot how weird this movie was.
Like the giant peanut that lives in the DNA blimp.
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